It’s no coincidence that the most successful CrossFit athletes relentlessly focus on mobility.
Have you ever been in the box, watching an advanced weightlifter snatch with near perfect form, unencumbered by a lack of mobility? It’s a beautiful sight. Well, once you pick your jaw up off the floor and start thinking “hey I want to look like that,” well let us forewarn any fastrackers out there: this didn’t happen by accident. It’s hundreds and thousands of hours stretching and mobilizing.
While Dimitry Klokov isn’t a CrossFit athlete per se, he’s 6 foot tall and 230 pounds. He more closely resembles a rugby or football player than anything else. And guess what, he can do the splits.
So the next time you’re wondering why you’re snatch doesn’t look like this, get stretching.